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Litter blitz is success - council claims
4:00pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
AN anti-litter blitz has proved a hit in Warrington after littering fines dropped by more than 80 per cent.
Warrington Borough Council claims the town centre has shown a marked improvement compared with its equivalent campaign last year.
The council hoped to tackle the litter problem by hosting an anti-littering drive, issuing a firm warning that anyone who carelessly dropped cigarette butts or other litter that they could face an on-the-spot fine of £50.
The council’s executive board member for environment, Clr David Keane, said: “Last year in the equivalent fortnight our team issued 58 fixed penalty notices, and several people were summoned to appear before magistrates.
“But this year during the same period only 10 fixed penalty notices were issued.”
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